After wasting what felt like a full hour or more, all I managed to accomplish was wasting thread. The thread keeps bunching up and jamming my machine. I can't get more than 2 stitches in before it jams up enough to stop the needle moving.
Looking like I need more crap. A "stretch" ballpoint needle was suggested. What the hell does that even mean? Does the need itself stretch? Or is it some special needle that's different from any other somehow? I doubt both. Smells like bullshit to me.
Also some kind of "straight stitch needle plate" because the damn fabric won't quit getting sucked down into the feed dogs, which is probably what's causing the missed stitches and jams, come to think of it, because it would stitch just fine until the fabric starts getting pulled into the works.
I know there's nothing wrong with my machine because I tried it on normal fabric, and worked perfectly.... besides the ballpoint needle really ruining the fabric, but who cares? It's test fabric anyway. Or at least it is now. It's a section of gay-ass flower-patterned material that was in with the supplies I got from the old lady who kicked the bucket. She probably had some kind of plan for that material, but I don't. I'm never going to end up wearing anything that gay-looking, so I'm making the material my test-bitch.
What the fuck ever I guess... I have more black thread. It's not that big a deal yet. Just aggravating because it takes more time to undo a god damn jam than it does for the damn thing to jam enough become immobilized and any time it jams up, I have to start the stitch all over again because in order to unjam it, you have to cut the thread.
I have to look into getting it to stop with that jamming crap and solve it so I can even get anywhere. That, or I have to buy a stupidly expensive serger machine, and if it seems like I'm mad now, I'll be even more furious if I have to spend several hundred dollars on an extra device I'll probably only use once.
Updates on what I figure out, later. And hopefully I'll be able to be less irritable in that post.